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#1 Oh Sister

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:43 AM

A while ago I was given a single evening dose of mirtazapine 15mg while in hospital. Soon I was doing this sort of writhing thing in bed; it sort of felt like I needed to use my arms and legs to give myself a full-body rub-down. It was very odd and lasted for a couple hours before I finally fell asleep. Is there a scientific name for this, i.e. what would it show up as in the side effect profile of a drug? Unless of course I'm the only weirdo this has happened to..

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:28 PM

Could be akathisia.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:58 PM

Could be akathisia.


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